Bacterial RNA isolation

M.D. Farrar MICMDF at
Fri Jun 9 05:56:19 EST 2000

Dear all

Does anyone have a protocol for the efficient extraction of total RNA from 
Staphylococci (or other Gram-positive bacteria)? Our problems are mainly 
associated with insufficient cell lysis and RNA degradation during the 
extraction procedure.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mark Farrar

Skin Research Centre
Division of Microbiology
University of Leeds
Leeds  LS2 9JT
E-mail: micmdf at

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